2015 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 32 - MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 22 - Weight, Size And Load Restrictions
§ 32-22-16 Maximum weight of vehicle or combination of vehicles--Axles--Misdemeanor.

SD Codified L § 32-22-16 (2015) What's This?

32-22-16. Maximum weight of vehicle or combination of vehicles--Axles--Misdemeanor.

No motor vehicle or combination of vehicles operating on a public highway may have a weight:

(1) In excess of twenty thousand pounds on any one axle, or in excess of the tire weight per inch of tire width prescribed by § 32-22-21, including all enforcement tolerances;

(2) In excess of thirty-four thousand pounds on any tandem axle, or in excess of the tire weight per inch of tire width prescribed by § 32-22-21, including all enforcement tolerances; or

(3) In excess of the maximum weight on two or more consecutive axles as determined by the formula detailed in § 32-22-16.1, or in excess of the tire weight per inch of tire width prescribed by § 32-22-21. However, in no instance may the gross weight of any vehicle or combination of vehicles exceed eighty thousand pounds on the interstate highway.

Two consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross load of thirty-four thousand pounds each provided the overall distance between the first and last axles of such consecutive sets of tandem axles is thirty-six feet or more. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SDC 1939, § 44.0336 (7); SL 1941, ch 188; SL 1943, ch 158, § 2; SL 1947, ch 192; SDC Supp 1960, § 44.0336 (6) (a) to (d); SL 1973, ch 213, §§ 1, 2; SL 1980, ch 226, §§ 1, 3; SL 1982, ch 245; SL 1983, ch 241, § 2; SL 1986, ch 263, § 1; SL 1996, ch 205, § 1.

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